WAVE 3 Editorial – Oct. 18, 2011: Ogle Animal Shelter

By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President & General Manager

The Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana has suffered from some of the same issues that have plagued Louisville's Metro Animal Services.

The difference is Louisville's Metro Animal Services is meeting with local animal rescue groups and instituting new regulations to help prevent the spread of disease and better care for adoptable animals. The Ogle Center is not.

In fact, other than closing for cleaning and a recent distemper scare, Ogle has made no improvements in the way it handles animals in its charge.

Clark County taxpayers deserve better for their hard earned tax dollars and should demand that mayor Tom Galligan appoint an independent advisory board to assess the situation and make immediate changes. Southern Indiana rescue groups should be a part of that advisory board.

Better care for these animals and concern for the people who will adopt them needs to be shown.

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